“We will try to comply, there is no way to change”


Since CONMEBOL announced that the Copa Libertadores will resume on September 15, throughout the continent many voices have risen that cast doubt on the possibility that the new calendar can be met, based on the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic in South America. Even from Argentina, where the clubs did not even resume training, Boca formally requested the postponement of the restart of the contest. However, after the order of the Xeneize from the Confederation confirmed that there will be no change in the scheduled dates.

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“We will try to fulfill what was announced, there is no way to change because we would be impacting the championships of the different countries,” explained Gonzalo Belloso, Deputy Secretary of the continental body. In dialogue with the journalist Alina Moine, the leader also clarified that the calendar was agreed: “These are not risky dates, since May we have been working on the calendar with the ten federations.”

When arguing the inflexibility, Belloso explained that a change in the programming would affect the classification of the clubs for the 2021 edition of the Cup: “There is an Association, which is Argentina, which already has the classified for next year , because its format is not from January to December like the rest of the countries. Not so in the other nine federations, we had to organize their calendar, our cups and everyone asked for weeks in between to be able to play and fulfill their sports obligations and contractual “.


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